Panasonic Corporation and Trend Micro Incorporated are developing a cyber security solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars.
The partnership aims to find a solution to detect and prevent intrusions into Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that control driving behaviour such as acceleration, steering and braking, as well as in-vehicle infotainment devices,including automotive navigation systems and telematics devices.
The partnership will leverage Panasonic’s Control Area Network (CAN) intrusion detection and prevention technology and Trend Micro IoT Security. Panasonic’s technology will be able to detect any unauthorised commands sent to ECUs that control driving operation, while Trend Micro IoT Security – which utilises Trend Micro’s global security intelligence and expertise such as malware analysis – will be implemented on IVI devices such as automotive navigation systems to detect attacks that seek to exploit vulnerabilities through the internet.
Through this partnership, events identified by both technologies will be collected and sent to an analysis platform in the cloud to detect and block suspicious traffic.
The overall development will enable the provision of solutions including in-vehicle and cloud systems to prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars. Panasonic and Trend Micro will be working jointly on the development and aim to launch commercially after 2020.